CSA: The Confederate States of America
What would have happened if the South had won the Civil War?
CSA: THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, a mock-doc that examines an America where the South won the Civil War. Supposedly produced by a British broadcasting company, the feature film is presented as a production being shown, controversially, for the first time on television in the States. Beginning with the British and French forces joining the battle with the Confederacy, thus assuring the defeat of the North at Gettysburg and ensuing battles, the South takes the battle northward and form one country out of the two. Lincoln attempts escape to Canada but is captured in blackface. This moment is captured in the clip of a silent film that might have been. Through the use of other fabricated movie segments, old government information films, television commercials, newsbreaks, along with actual stock footage from our own history, a provocative and humorous story is told of a country, which, in many ways, frighteningly follows a parallel with our own. After victory, President Davis brings slavery back to the northern states by offering a tax rebate to businesses and households who will buy and own them. Liberals move to Canada. The nation chooses an expansionist policy and conquers Mexico and South America. As world war looms, the CSA takes a non-aggressive stance toward the Third Reich and their move toward racial purity (although not condoning their wasting of possible slave stock by the Final Solution) and makes a preemptive strike on Japan on December 7, 1941.Kennedy is assassinated soon after being elected, as it appears he will not only emancipate but also give women the vote. A growing black terrorist base stems from Canada and a Cold War breaks out...complete with the Cotton Curtain being built between the two countries. Through it all, including a contemporary run for the presidency, we follow a political dynasty, the Fauntroy family, who lead the country through its triumphs and tragedies. We arrive to a today that, We arrive to a today that, in many ways, is chillingly recognizable. For more historical data, log onto: csathemovie.com. Written and directed by Kevin Willmott. With Evamarii Johnson, Rupert Pate, Larry J. Peterson, Charles Frank. USA. English. Color / Black and White. Running time: 89 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.
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Added by ryanpsims on February 21, 2006